Washington Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit

The Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit works to support conservation of fish, wildlife, and their habitats in Washington, the Pacific Northwest, and beyond. We undertake management-relevant research, support decision makers through technical assistance, and train the next generation of conservation leaders. Our vision is excellence in applied fish and wildlife science, with research that is responsive to management agency needs while continuing to push the boundaries of our knowledge.

The expertise of Unit scientists includes quantitative methods, population ecology, conservation biology, and decision analysis. A broad array of taxa is represented in our research programs, including marine and terrestrial mammals, marine and terrestrial birds, amphibians and reptiles, and anadromous fishes. We also facilitate research collaborations between agencies and scientists at the University of Washington and Washington State University, providing our agency cooperators with access to expertise in many research areas.

We are invested in providing a world-class training environment for graduate and post-doctoral students in applied fish and wildlife science. By training students in an environment that allows direct collaboration with agency scientists, managers, and university scientists, we strive to produce students who embody our vision of excellence in applied science.

Our offices are located in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at University of Washington-Seattle.